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What's the first step to moving a patient up in bed?
Standard steps (handwashing, privacy, identify patient, etc).
What's the 2nd step in moving a patient up in bed?
Locking bed wheels, raising to correct height, placing pillow upright against headboard
What's the third step in moving a patient up in bed?
Instructing the patient
What's the next step, if the patient is unable to help?
Position pt on back with knees flexed and arms across chest
What's the next step in moving a patient up in bed?
put back foot closest to bed, and point other foot toward head of be
What's the next step in moving a patient up in bed?
Place one hand & forearm under patients neck and shoulders, place other hand and forearm under the patients upper thighs.
What's next?
On the count of 3, lift and shift.
What do you tell the patient about his or her chin when you are moving them?
Put the chin on the chest
How often should ROM exercises be performed?
several times a day
Is repositioning charted on the flowsheet or in the nurses notes?
Yes - Reposition for comfort and body alignment.
What is dorsiflexion?
Toes up
What is plantar flexion?
Toes down
What's the first thing to do when you transfer a patient to a wheelchair or stretcher?
How do you hold a gait belt?
From the bottom
When ambulating a patient who needs moderate support, How do you do it?
Encircle the patients waist with yhour near arm, and use the other arm to support the patients near arm and hand.
To ensure good stability of the base of support of the body, the feet should be positioned how??
about 8 inches apart, one a little ahead of the other
What are the areas that need to be checked for problems when patient is in the supine position?
Scapula, sacrum, elbows, ankles
What position is used for inserting a rectal suppository?
When ambulating it is important to consider??
The round distance that you are covering.
What are four things that changing a patients position accomplishes?
prevent pressure ulcers, for patient comfort, help prevent contractures, to enhance circulation
Pulling is easier than pushing because:
It requires less effort